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Alabama community college is selling radio station license

September 17, 2018

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama community college is in the process of selling the license to its FM radio station.

The Gadsden Times reports Gadsden State Community College announced Monday that it’s selling the license for WSGN. The station was part of the school’s radio/television broadcasting program until 2004, when the program was discontinued.

Gadsden State President Martha Lavender says it’s no longer necessary for them to maintain a physical location or continue to accept responsibility for requirements and regulations from the Federal Communications Commission because the school isn’t offering courses in radio-television broadcasting.

The school had entered into a retransmission agreement with the University of Alabama at Birmingham and its public radio station, WBHM, for shared coverage of NPR broadcasts. That agreement expires Sept. 30, pending the sale of the station’s license.

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Information from: The Gadsden Times, http://www.gadsdentimes.com

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